South African entrepreneur Elon Musk, founder of «Tesla Motors», which has become known as one of the creators of the electronic money system «PayPal», recently presented a plan for the construction of high-speed transport system in the form of a tube called "Giperpetlya».
This system will deliver passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes. Such futuristic project has already received his share of criticism, and even if something like this ever decide to build, most likely, it will cause a rigid resistance from local authorities.
But sometimes you want a multi-billionaire and dream. We offer you a few more stunning designs of people who have money to spare.
Elon Musk founded «SpaceX» - a privately held company that designs, creates and launches space rocket. The ultimate goal of the company is giving people the opportunity to live on other planets.
In 2012 «SpaceX» became the first private company that docked your spaceship to the International Space Station.
James Cameron, the director of "Titanic" and "Avatar", has created a deep-sea vehicle, which he used to dive into the deepest areas of the ocean. In 2012, he thus attended the bottom of the Mariana Trench. This year, he presented his invention of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.
Co-founder of the company «Microsoft» Paul Allen invented «SpaceShipOne» - cuborbitalny manned spacecraft. In 2004, he became the first spacecraft capable of twice within two weeks to go into space with people on board.
Deep submarine Virgin Oceanic
Richard Branson, founder and executive director of the space company «Virgin Galactic», working on their own deep-sea submarine «Virgin Oceanic».
In June, the «New York Times» wrote about the project multimillionaire Russian Dmitry Itskova for which he has already spent about three million dollars. He wants to establish mass production of avatars with current brain and other human characteristics, the consciousness and personality. Tereticheski such robots will be able to replace the human body, in other words they can be used to attain immortality.
Vacation on Mars
Ennis Tito, a former NASA scientist, executive director of the investment company «Wilshire Associates» and the first space tourist, said in February this year that it plans to send two lucky winners a trip to Mars in 2018.
The world's largest telescope
Gordon Moore, the 84-year-old co-founder of the company «Intel» (in honor of him once called discovery of the law) wants to build the world's largest telescope. Tridtsatimetrovoy construction should start to build in the next year, on top of a dormant Hawaiian volcano Mauna Kea. The telescope will be three times more precise than all existing today, and its workspace is nine times more. According to preliminary calculations, its construction will cost 1, $ 3 billion.
Eric Schmidt, founder and director of «Google», together with the Ocean Institute presented research vessel "Falkor" - ship cost 94 million dollars. Today, it is called a "dream explorers of the ocean».
In April 2012, on the asteroid mining «Planetary Resources», founded by the founders of «Google» Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, along with James Cameron, said that by 2014, plans to release the first series of small space telescopes, with which you can explore close to Earth asteroids.
Hours 10 thousand years
The creator of the website Amazon.com Jeff Bezos has invested $ 42 million in the implementation of the idea to create a Texas Mountain Watch, which will work 10 thousand years. But perhaps it is not as reckless as his previous project ...
Company Washington Post
Not so long ago bought the company Bezos «Washington Post» for the amount by which it would be possible to build six of these hours.